May 27, 2011 - 1:30pm @ Sheridan Opera House

When: 
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

IMAGES INTO ACTION

Images tell the complicated stories of our time. We have brought together artists, photographers and filmmakers who are bearing witness and bringing us a vision of a world we rarely see firsthand.

ACTION STATEMENT – JAMES BALOG

In Person: James Balog

A longtime guest of Mountainfilm, James Balog has spoken about his work on animals and trees; this year, he turns his lens to glaciers. His latest work—the "Extreme Ice Survey"—uses a series of time-lapse cameras to chronicle the rapid recession of glaciers around the world.

THE BEEHIVE DESIGN COLLECTIVE

This band of artists are bringing to Telluride "The True Cost of Coal," a massive banner that narrates the real damage mining coal does to people and the planet. Artist Emma Bee, a member of the Collective, will explain the work and what we can do to reduce the toll of coal.

THE YES MEN

In Person: Andy Bichlbaum

Andy Bichlbaum is a leading member of the Yes Men (Mountainfilm 2009, The Yes Men Fix the World). These subversive performance artists pretend to be everyone from major corporations to the country of Canada in their effort to expose malefactors for their shameful stances on essential issues such as climate change. This session will teach you how to be a Yes Man.

SUZAN BERAZA

In Person: Suzan Beraza

Last year at Mountainfilm, director Suzan Beraza premiered Bag It, her film about the pernicious nature of plastic. A year later, she has screened it across the country with such success that the American Chemistry Council has built a website to counter the film's conclusions.

AARON HUEY

In Person: Aaron Huey

For six years, Aaron Huey has been taking searing photographs of the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Not content to just document their lives, Huey has become an activist who is working creatively and successfully to improve the very difficult lives of the members of this Native American tribe.